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Bratislava Castle (Hrad)

Address: Zamocka ul., Bratislava, Slovakia (Staré Mesto)
Phone Number: 421 2 59 34 16 26
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Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna
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Ranked #26 of 86 Attractions in Bratislava
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Cairo, Egypt
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

This place is a "must-see" if visiting Bratislava. It is a dominant of the city, offers great view...The castle is newly renovated, has restaurant inside and tours are provided as well. Lots of benches to sit on and rest as well :)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

It's too bad that there is nothing inside, like a museum or anything. So when you come you just see the external exterior. The park area is nice though, for a walk. We came in the night and the view over the Danube River was spectacular.

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Brunn am Gebirge, Austria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you clime up to the castle hill, you will get nice views to Bratislava. Castle it self has been lately renovated. No dogs allowed on the castle area.

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Amsterdam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The castle looks quite nice when you're looking up at it from downtown Bratislava, but it's hardly worth a visit. It was burned to the ground in 1811 and not rebuilt until the 2nd half of the 20th century.

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New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Great views from the castle of the city and towards Austria but renovations limit the internal view.

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Manchester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Bit of a walk up but the views over the danube and beyond are spectacular.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The Castle is a good spot to see Bratislava and surroundings but not very interesting per se (if you come from a country where castles are a common feature of the landscape).

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Once you get there, that's it! The castle was burnt down in 1811 and they started rebuilding it in 1953. It's still not complete. You can't get inside as they haven't finished 'decorating' or sourcing appropriate furniture we were told. We did, however get some nice photos up there but walk down the steps toward the shopping centre and take... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Definitely worth a trip. The Castle is under reconstruction, but the parts that are open are very impressive! I can't wait till it's done so I can go back. =)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

I did not go into the castle because I arrived in Bratislava too late in the evening, but the castle was a small, picturesque castle. It provided a wonderful view of the city and is seated beautifully atop a hill overlooking the city. It is a great way to get stunning photos as well as get your bearings of Bratislava.... More 

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